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Quality Standards

Safety Standards

We meet the following British standards of quality to ensure our products meet relevant regulations:

The British Safety Standards - BS3379/BS5852/BS5790

The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 S.I. 1324

Our high specification couches (where indicated) also carry CE approval.

Motor Compliance

All Electronic Couches feature a CE approved 24v DC (6000n, 3.5amp) electric motor which has been tested for mechanical safety and load bearing and complies with:

● EMC Directive 89/336/EŘF to standard EN50082-1:97,EN50081-1:92, EN61000-3-2:95, A1:98, A2:98, A14:00,EN 61000-3 3:95

● Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EŘF to standard EN60335-1:94, EN 60742

Vinyl Technical Information

note: technical standards may vary between models / ranges.

Quality

Colour tested for: Colour fastness to light to BS EN ISO 105-B02: 2014; Resistance to staining GSR: 4-5 Pass.

Strength tested according to BS EN 14465: 2003 / BS 2543: 2004 and meets requirements of Tensile strength BS EN ISO 13934-1: 2013; Tear strength BS EN ISO 13937-3: 2000; Bursting strength BS EN ISO 13938-2: 1999; Adhesion of finish BS EN ISO 2411:2000; Abrasion BS EN ISO 12947-2: 1998.

Martindale abrasion tested in excess of 500,000+ rubs to BS EN ISO 5470-2: 2003 and assessed as grade 1, Performance Level A

Antimicrobial and Antibacterial resistance tested for E. Coli, MRSA and Staphylococcus to ISO 22196:2011 standards.

Resistance of fabric to deterioration tested to meet ISO 1419: 1995 Method C “Tropical Test” against moisture and elevated temperatures to withstand extreme conditions over a period of 5 years.

Infection Control

All our vinyl has an infection proof additive which is effective at reducing the spread of bacteria such as E coli and MRSA*. (*supported by independent laboratory testing).

Stain Resistance

Our vinyl coated fabrics are hydrophobic and do not absorb water or retain dampness and can be completely dried after washing. Resistant to urine, mild acids/alkalis, drinks and beverages which can be easily wiped off.

Flame Retardant

Inherently flame retardant. Ignitability tested and passes the flammability requirements according to BS 5852 : 2006 Clause 11, Methods of Test for the Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered seating by smouldering and flaming Ignition Sources, Ignition Source 7

Tested and passes the requirements according to Assessment of the ignitability of upholstered furniture BS EN 1021-1 : 2006, Part 1 Smouldering Cigarette & BS EN 1021-2 : 2006, Part 2 Match Flame Equivalent.

Tested and meets requirements in accordance to DIN4102-1 B2 (1198-05); IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 8 (Upholstered Furniture).

Meets requirements and complies with BS7176 : 2007+A1:2011 Direct test for medium hazard. (Specification for Resistance to Ignition for Upholstered Furniture for Non-domestic Seating by Testing Composites).

Tested to BS5852 : Part 1 : 1979.  Meets requirements of Schedule 4 & 5, Part 1, of The Furniture & Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 S.I. 1324

Foam Technical Information

Quality

Foam physical properties are tested according to standards BS EN ISO 845:1995. (Density), BS EN ISO 2439 (Hardness) and BS EN ISO1798 (Tensile Strength and Elongation) and BS EN ISO1856 (Compression).